According to the most recent Namibian Population and Housing Census report, 80 per cent of households have access to clean water but only 60 per cent in rural populations have clean water access. Total water use in Namibia was estimated at 300 million m3 in 2000. The municipal sector including tourism and industry used 73 million m3 (24 per cent), while the bulk of water use is for agriculture and livestock.
Namibia has a long history of water scarcity due to the arid climate and high evaporation rates (Dirkx et al., 2008). Furthermore, the lack of readily available water in the interior of the country is highlighted as an important limiting factor for development.
Can I drink the tap water in Namibia? Tap water is purified in hotels, lodges and other public places so are safe to drink. If you are worried about drinking tap water, bottled water is available to purchase throughout Namibia.
In cities like Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek
, the water is considered as 'may be safe to drink' because the water is chlorinated. This means that locals can drink water from the tap without issue. Furthermore, high chlorine levels and unbalanced mineral contents in tap water lead to unpleasant tastes.
Goreangab water treatment plant uses a process that partially mimics nature to turn sewage from Windhoek's 300,000 residents back into potable water. On the outskirts of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, there's a huge, churning vat of nasty brown liquid.
Impurities in Water: The types of impurities in the water can include dust, dirt, harmful chemicals, biological contaminants, radiological contaminants, and total suspended solids (TSS). Total suspended solids are visible particles that can make water appear cloudy or hazy.
Unwanted impurities in the water can be caused by a variety of conditions. Water from rainfall, streams, and wells can pick up harmful chemicals in the environment like acid and metallic elements. Biological components in water can include bacteria, algae, organic waste, amino acids, pathogens, viruses, microbes, and parasites. They end up in the water because of contact with industrial sewage and wastewater, agricultural waste and runoff, decomposing waste in water bodies, and imbalances in water chemical profiles that promote the proliferation of microbes.
Some methods of removing soluble impurities from water can help. Unfortunately, in many cases, the treated water coming from your tap includes added impurities such as chlorine, chloramine, and fluoride.
Nano Water Filter Solution provides a wide range of Water Treatment solutions and water filters based on Ecuador's water resources.
Water Resources Are:
★ Surface Water Treatment System: Surface water is water from rivers, lakes or freshwater wetlands, which can be treated using different methods, such as Nano Filtration Systems, UV Water Filter & Magnetic Water Softener & Conditioner.
★ Desalination Water Treatment System: Desalination can be used for water from the ocean, or sea sources, which can be treated using Seawater Treatment Systems; Desalination Systems.
★ Ground Water Treatment System: Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Self Cleaning Inline Water Filter Systems, UV Water Sterilizers.
★ Government Mumcipile Water Treatment System: Government water supply, which could have a high level of hardness or a high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water Softener Systems, Water Filters.